News

January 9, 2012

Testing for Leptospirosis Through OSU VDL

Dr. DeBess, the State Public Health Veterinarian, has provided this update on testing available through OSU VDL.

December 14, 2011

Navigating Social Media: In Focus at the 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference

The 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference will include a track for practice leaders and key staff focused on social media. Are you using social media? What is the best way to use it to the benefit of your practice and clients?

December 7, 2011

Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls Two Dry Dog Foods Due to Aflatoxin

Cargill Animal Nutrition announced a recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman  – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.

December 6, 2011

Iams Recalls Single Lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food

Iams has recalled a single lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. No illnesses have been reported.

October 13, 2011

White Coat Ceremony: Dr. Morris's Remarks to the Class of 2015

After 21 years as a practicing veterinarian I firmly believe you have picked a profession where you can do great work.

October 10, 2011

Illegal Practice Survey (2011)

To help the OVMA identify the types of illegal practice of veterinary medicine that may be occurring in the state, we conducted a survey of the membership this past summer. The survey helped us to gather data on members’ experiences with and observations of the illegal practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Oregon.

October 4, 2011

Milk-Bone Withdraws Two Sizes of Milk-Bone Large Biscuits (Lot 12071K) from Distribution

Milk-Bone initiated a voluntary withdrawal of two sizes of Milk-Bone Large Biscuits with a single lot code from distribution 12071K due to an issue in the baking process.

September 26, 2011

OVMEB Clarification: Pain Management and VCPRs

The OVMA office has received a number of phone inquiries from veterinarians in recent months regarding physical examinations, pain management and state requirements.

September 21, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health Recalls Two Veterinary Sedation Medications

Pfizer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Antisedan® (atipamezole hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution and Dexdomitor® (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution after it was discovered that some of these products may contain foreign particles.

September 2, 2011

FDA Warns of Possible Danger with Vet Jet™ Device for Feline Leukemia Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet™ transdermal vaccination system device. The device, made by Bioject, Inc., is sold exclusively as the delivery system for the Merial product, PUREVAX® Recombinant Feline Leukemia Vaccine. The device delivers the leukemia vaccine through the skin to cats.